dc real estate: Somerset House Dupont DC New Release - 09/23/14 01:47 PM
Somerset House Dupont DC New Release
Tomorrow is the day for new releases at Somerset House condos in Dupont DC. These popular condos are beautifully set in an 1817 Harry Wardman building located on the corner of 16th and S Streets. Great investment units and condominium homes for the discerning. Read all about Somerset House
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dc real estate: DC First Time Homebuyer Credit 2014 - 09/23/14 12:19 PM
DC First Time Homebuyer Credit 2014
WOOT! A new take on the DC First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit – it's a reduction in the hefty recordation tax charged on every real estate purchase in DC.
Thanks, Councilmembers David Grosso and Jack Evans, for introducing a bill giving first-time homebuyers (including those purchasing a cooperative interest) a reduction on recordation tax charged on every home purchase in the District! The current rate of 1.45% of the purchase price would reduce to .725% under the legislation. And did you know that DC’s recordation tax rate is approximately 50% higher than similar taxes in Virginia and … (0 comments)

dc real estate: DC Real Estate - 12/06/12 03:14 PM

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Looking for Washington DC condos, townhomes and new construction? Here are some of coolDCre.com's most helpful posts from 2012.
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DC Real Estate Posts
The Maples New Capitol Hill Condos, Townhomes Deliver 2013
Capitol Crossing DC Condos Reach Starting Line
Hailey House New Condos Columbia Heights DC
One Level Waterfront Luxury at Oronoco Alexandria VA
Lock & Electric Condos 14th formerly Lionel Lofts
N Street Follies 64 New Condos in Dupont 1743-1755 N … (0 comments)

dc real estate: Logica Kitchen System Streamlines Storage - 07/16/12 05:57 PM
Logica Kitchen System Streamlines Storage  
By Valcucine
Gotta love this sleek, smart kitchen design from Italian kitchen manufacturer Valcucine. It incorporates commercial style food prep spaces into a pretty residential package that closes up shop when you do. The Logica system offers everything from wine coolers to weighing scales and there's a cool compartment for everything.  It makes conventional kitchens look positively prehistoric!
Check out the video on YouTube and see what you think.
See more interior design & decor at RoomFashion DC

dc real estate: Condo Development on 9th Street NW DC - 07/03/12 07:04 AM
Condo Development on 9th Street NW DC
New condos in DC
1250 9th Street NW Condos
A 5-story, 54 unit condo project at 1250 9th Street NW by CAS Riegler will encompass the existing pop-up gallery contemporary wing space, reportedly retaining 65% of its original structure and adding a wooden rain screen on the facade, pop ups at the front, and a residents' garden courtyard on the interior in addition to ground floor retail. PGN Architects.
And there's more condo development surrounding 1250 9th Street NW.
Surrounding Development

City Center
Encompasses10-acres in the heart of the District, CityCenterDC will be … (1 comments)

dc real estate: July 1 2012 DC Listings To See - 07/01/12 01:28 PM

July 1 2012 DC Listings To See
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Here's what's tour-wrothy for July in the District:

Logan Circle is one of DC's hottest markets!
1502 13TH ST NW #2, WASHINGTON, DC 20005  DC7875320 - WASHINGTON
Status:  Active        Style:  Victorian        List Price:  $459,999
Ownership:  Condo        Type:  Garden 1-4 Floors        Inc City/Town:  WASHINGTON DC
Condo/Coop Proj Name:  THE RALEIGH HOUSE  Age:  71   Year Built:  1941
C/C Fee:  $325.00 / Monthly        
INTERIOR        Total
Bedrooms:         2
Full Baths:         1
Half Baths:         1  
SQFT-Tot Fin:  800        Tax Living Area: 726
The Raleigh House is a boutique 8-unit property. MOVE IN READY, bright 2BR/1.5BA, ebony stained bamboo flrs, … (2 comments)

dc real estate: New DC Real Estate Settlement Forms - 06/30/12 09:55 AM
New DC Real Estate Settlement Forms

New DC real estate settlement forms
Scheduled to replace HUD-1 and GFE
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The forms we all love to hate---the HUD-1 Settlement Statement, Good Faith Estimate--are soon to be replaced by two new forms created by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  Hopefully these new forms will be a real improvement and result in less angst and confusion than was generated by the 2010 … (0 comments)

dc real estate: Dupont 20036 DC Total Sales Up 375% - 06/24/12 04:27 PM

Dupont 20036 DC Total Sales Up 375%
Dramatic Sales Increase as DC Inventory Decreases
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Dupont Zip Code 20036
Among the big spikes month-over-month in total real estate sales for Washington DC neighborhoods, Dupont 20036 DC total sales are up 375% from April. This zip code also includes Downtown, which means that Dupont buyers need to look carefully at data for both the 20036 and 20009 Dupont zip codes to determine … (0 comments)

dc real estate: About Dupont Circle District of Columbia - 06/15/12 04:56 AM
About Dupont Circle District of Columbia
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New condos in DC
Famous in its own right, Dupont traffic circle is located at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue NW, Connecticut Avenue NW, New Hampshire Avenue NW, P Street NW, and 19th Street NW. Dreaded by tourist drivers, the butt of jokes in movies such as The American President, Dupont Circle is the hub of Northwest D.C.
Dupont Circle Metro Station is on the Red Line. Two entrances are located at the north and south ends of the circle; Q Street NW (north) and 19th Street NW (south). The south … (0 comments)

dc real estate: How's DC The Market? The Shadow Knows - 06/14/12 04:31 PM

How's The D.C. Market? The Shadow Knows...
National Shadow Inventory Drops to 4-month Supply
See charts & read full story
How's the DC market faring with so-called 'Shadow Inventory'?  For those unfamiliar with the term, "shadow inventory" is foreclosure inventory held off the MRIS by banks and lending institutions. Much has been made of impending waves of shadow inventory being released at once on an unsuspecting market, and what that might do to the real estate recovery.
"Shadow" foreclosure inventory has dropped to an average four-month supply nationally, according to a new report by CoreLogic.  Foreclosure or "shadow" inventory is … (1 comments)

dc real estate: MAY 2012 DC REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT - 06/11/12 11:45 AM
Georgetown and Woodley/Cleveland Park Blow Up in May Market Stats

May 2012 DC Real Estate Market Report
Home prices continue to rise, inventory still low
The May 2012 DC Metro real estate market report is the latest data available on the DC real estate market.
May DC Metro real estate statistics from RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI) median home prices rose 11% over the same time last year.
Diminished supply contributes to rising home prices. In Washington DC, new listings were down 3.7% from May 2011. In May, the level of active listings was at its lowest … (0 comments)

dc real estate: RUSH+ DC Metro rush hour relief - 06/04/12 01:46 PM
Rush Hour+ DC Metro Rush Hour Relief
Read about the RUSH+ Program in detail
DC Metro's WMATA wants to make your rush hour less stressful and time-intensive. Their new Rush+ program is designed to serve a larger group of riders on the Green, Yellow and Blue lines and reduce crowding with six additional trains every hour during rush hour and more frequent service. It will also provide new transfer-free travel opportunities. Rush+ hits 21 stations on June 18, 2012, offering DC Metro rush hour relief.
During peak periods, more than 46,000 Orange Line customers will benefit from six additional trains … (0 comments)

dc real estate: DC Historic Property Design Guidelines - 05/17/12 11:54 AM
DC Historic Property Design Guidelines
New condos in DC
Many home buyers who have not previously had experience with historic properties will find the guidance of The Historic Preservation Office valuable. It assists owners and tenants in historic structures to maintain, preserve, and enhance the architectural character of their property. In addition to the Guidelines listed below, HPO has available practical advice and resources for Door Replacement, Masonry Maintenance and Repair, Locating Electric Meter Boxes, Metal Repair, Roof Decks and Roof Additions, and Window Repair and Replacement as two-page Preservation Briefs.
Read full details on DC Historic Property Design Guidelines

dc real estate: Home Loans for New Grads - 05/17/12 06:42 AM

Home Loans for New Grads
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With June college graduations comes the influx of new hirees into the DC Metro region and, along with them, angst over rising rents. With low interest rates and prices that are still affordable, many would do well to purchase rather than rent. But without work history, how do new grads secure a mortgage loan?
BB&T’s Community Homeownership Incentive Program offers terms to college grads starting their jobs within thirty days of graduation.
The CHIP loan has been a great alternative for my FHA clients since FHA fees went up earlier this … (3 comments)

dc real estate: Clearly Cabinetry: DC RoomFashion - 05/17/12 05:24 AM
Clearly Cabinetry 
'Frank'  from the new SNICKERIET collection of handmade furniture  http://www.snickeriet.com/kollektion/products/frank/ This new cabinet blends maple framing with dovetailed and hinged plexi in an amusing and attractive homage to carpentry.  Karolina Stenfelt and Gunnar Dahl are the company's founders and designers.

dc real estate: Elsinga Design: It's Emotional - 05/17/12 05:15 AM
Elsinga Design: It's Emotional

Axolotl I'm calling it the PMS Chair. Ventura Lambrate 2012 - during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile.

From the designers' 2010 collection: The Fury Chair (aptly named already)

dc real estate: DC Bike Score: Heat Map - 05/15/12 03:08 PM

DC Bike Score: Heat Map
Shows the most bike-friendly locations on the DC map, including hills, bike lanes and bike commute times.

dc real estate: DC 5 Year Condo Price Graphs: New Market Data - 05/10/12 12:31 PM
New DC Market Stats: 5 year Condo Price Graphs
If you've been searching for a condo this year, you know it's tough out there.  Lack of inventory, bidding wars and new consruction prices soaring higher than the cranes on 14th Street. Let's take a look at the new numbers for our hottest zip codes and answer the question agents are hearing from buyers every day: "What the WHAT?"
Market Activity
Detailed Market Data
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Detailed Market Data

dc real estate: DC Market Statistics Just In! - 05/10/12 10:53 AM
April 2012 DC Market Stats

Washington D.C.
April 2012 Real Estate Market Statistics
Wow. Those of you who have been active in the market the past 30 days were already aware that inventory is tight, pricies are rising and DOM is waaaay down.
While new Under Contract numbers are almost dead even with April 2011, Active Listings are down a whopping 32.69% from the same time last year.
New Contingent contracts are up 12.68% and New Pendings up 5.85%.
Oh... and check out the hike in condo prices!
See the breakdown and get more DC real estate market details:

dc real estate: DC Parking Can Be a Bear - 04/30/12 12:53 PM
DC Parking Can Be a Bear

Parking Panda has finally launched in the Distrct. Here's how they say it works:
If you own a parking space…
Register and sign up Click the "list your space button," fill out all the information and upload a picture so people know where to go Use the calendar to set the days you want your space to be available and the price Receive an email when someone has booked your space. Parking Panda takes 20% commission (20%) If you need parking…
Search for parking at your destination on the web or at www.parkingpanda.com on … (0 comments)